Gingerbread recipe from my mom

Gingerbread recipe

A gingerbread recipe from our family

When the aromas of cardamom, cloves and almonds fill the kitchen, then it is Advent not far anymore. Then the baking time begins. Gingerbread was part of our home every year at this time. My mother was a great cook who loved to bake. Her recipes are old house recipes. I am happy to share her gingerbread recipe with you!



Ingredients for the dough

The dough for this gingerbread recipe is very easy to make and can be baked immediately. It just takes a little time to finish. I have given an overview of all stages here.

  • 250 grams of honey
  • 400 grams of sugar
  • 125 grams butter or margarine
  • a quarter liter of milk
  • three eggs
  • a packet Ginger bread spice* or Edora Gingerbread Spice* (international delivery)
  • two tubes of deer horn salt
  • 125 grams of lemon peel
  • 80 grams of orange peel
  • 125 grams of nuts
  • 125 grams of almonds
  • a kilogram of flour


Gingerbread recipe from my childhood
Gingerbread recipe from my childhood


Put the sugar, honey, and milk in a saucepan and let it heat up. Then add butter or margarine until melted. Then you let the mixture cool down.

When the mixture is cool, stir in all the ingredients one at a time. Knead the dough well.

Then the dough has to rest. It is best to leave it well covered in a cool place for 14 days.

Then you roll out the dough and cut out gingerbread cookies that are about one centimeter thick. Place the molds on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake them in the oven at 200° for about ten minutes.

If you want, you can decorate the Lebkuchen with almond halves before baking.

It is important that you spread the icing on the gingerbread while it is still warm. You can sprinkle chocolate sprinkles or colorful sprinkles on top for decoration.

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 300 grams of powdered sugar
  • two tablespoons of lemon or orange juice
  • Water

Preparation of the icing for the gingerbread recipe

Mix together the powdered sugar and juice until smooth. If this is not spreadable enough, you can also add some water.


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Source Gingerbread recipe: my mom's recipe collection

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Gingerbread recipe from my mom
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